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Scripts for Promoting Men’s Presence in the Early Years: Gender Balance and Gender Flexibility

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Publication date1/06/2018
Host publicationMen in Early Childhood Education and Care
EditorsJo Warin
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783319895390
ISBN (Print)9783319895383
Original languageEnglish

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Gender and Education
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2524-6445


In this chapter I present the theoretical underpinnings of the book’s comparison of ‘gender balance’ arguments for the inclusion of men and ‘gender flexibility’ arguments. I draw on data from the recent ethnographic case study of Acorns preschool to provide illustrations of gender-flexible practices to explain why we might want more men to work in ECEC and what we might want them to do when they are there. I also provide a short overview of the methodology for this study. © 2018, The Author(s).